Lazio vs Atalanta: Match Preview, Expected Lineups, Team News

Lazio will be keen to return to winning ways with a resounding performance against top four hopefuls Atalanta.

Kick-Off Time, Location & How to Watch

The match between Lazio and Atalanta kicks off at 18.30 local time on Saturday 10th February at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome.

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Lazio vs Atalanta: Recent History

It’s fair to say Lazio have started 2023 with a familiar foe proving frustrating: inconsistency. The new year started with a loss to Lecce and a draw with Empoli before Maurizio Sarri’s side bounced back with wins over Sassuolo and Milan, as well as Bologna in the Coppa Italia.

Confidence was restored but the Biancocelesti then slipped again, drawing their last two league outings against Fiorentina and Hellas Verona, and suffering Coppa Italia elimination at the hands of Juventus.

On the other hand, Atalanta have kicked off the second half of the season with a fire in their bellies; Gian Piero Gasperini’s side have dropped points to Spezia, Juventus and Sassuolo, but also flew to strong victories over Salernitana 8-2 and Spezia 5-2 in the Coppa Italia. Their last outing was a lethargic 1-0 loss to Sassuolo, a result they’ll be keen to quickly put behind them.

In the first half of the season, Lazio cruised to a confident 2-0 win over Atalanta in Bergamo, with goals coming from Mattia Zaccagni and Felipe Anderson.

Lazio vs Atalanta: Team News

The only absence for Lazio is veteran defender Stefan Radu, out with a muscle issue. Ciro Immobile has returned to full fitness following his recent hamstring injury and is expected to play the full 90 minutes against the Bergamo outfit. Nicolo Casale, Adam Marusic, Danilo Cataldi and Mattia Zaccagni are all a booking away from a one-game suspension.

Atalanta cannot count on Mario Pasalic, who is out injured, and the suspended Joakim Maehle and Luis Muriel. Jose Luis Palomino and Davide Zappacosta are both also in doubt for la Dea. Merih Demiral, Giorgio Scalvini and Marten De Roon are all one yellow card away from a one-game ban.

Expected Starting Lineups

Lazio are set to start their strongest possible lineup against Atalanta, with regulars Ciro Immobile, Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, Luis Alberto and Mattia Zaccagni all ready to face la Dea. New signing Luca Pellegrini will start on the bench but may come on in the second half to make his debut.

Whilst Gasperini has a few absences to contend with, Atalanta are still set to prove a tough test for Lazio, able to count on players like Ademola Lookman, Rasmus Hojlund, Teun Koopmeiners and Jeremie Boga.

Lazio (4-3-3): Provedel; Lazzari, Casale, Romagnoli, Marusic; Milinkovic-Savic, Cataldi, Luis Alberto; Felipe Anderson, Immobile, Zaccagni.

Atalanta (3-4-1-2): Musso; Toloi, Scalvini, Djimsiti; Hateboer, De Roon, Koopmeiners, Ruggeri; Boga; Lookman, Hojlund.

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